2012 California Driver's Written Test

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2012 California Driver

Practice this sample test to prepare you for the actual written test. This is the link to the new 2012 California Driver's Handbook. http://apps. Dmv. Ca. Gov/pubs/dl600. Pdf


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Seat belts are good on long trips, but I don't need them if I'm driving around town."
    • A. 

      True. Seat belts are not required for short distances.

    • B. 

      False. More than half of all traffic deaths happen within 25 miles of home.

  • 2. 
    How old and what height do you have to be in a Child Restraint System?
    • A. 

      Any child under 6 years old and a height of 5'6

    • B. 

      Any child under 8 years old and a height of 4'9

    • C. 

      Any child under 12 years old and a height of 3'8

  • 3. 
    How many inches away should you sit from an air bag?
    • A. 

      12 inches

    • B. 

      18 inches

    • C. 

      7 inches

    • D. 

      10 inches

  • 4. 
    Side-impact air bags can provide extra safety benefits to children in side-impact crashes.
    • A. 

      True. Children are always safe near air bags.

    • B. 

      False. A child could be seriously injured.

  • 5. 
    A child may be left under the supervision of a person 12 years of age or older.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False. You must be 18 years of age.

  • 6. 
    What does a flashing red light mean?
    • A. 

      Speed up.

    • B. 

      Stop and proceed when the light turns green.

    • C. 

      You treat it like you would treat a "STOP" sign.

  • 7. 
    What does a flashing yellow arrow mean?
    • A. 

      Turns are permitted. Proceed with caution after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

    • B. 

      Slow down and come to a complete stop. Turns are not permitted here.

    • C. 

      Come a complete stop and wait for the light to turn green.

  • 8. 
    What shape is a "DO NOT ENTER" sign?
  • 9. 
    What shape is a "Yield" sign?
  • 10. 
    A "Yield" sign means...
    • A. 

      Stop and wait.

    • B. 

      Be ready to slow down and stop. Let any vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian pass.

    • C. 

      There is a "STOP" sign up ahead so be ready to stop.

  • 11. 
    You see a pedestian ready to cross the street ahead of you. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Stop and let the pedestrian cross.

    • B. 

      Speed up.

    • C. 

      Slow down and then speed up as soon as the pedestrian steps onto the street.

  • 12. 
    Right-of-way rules, together with courtesy and common sense, help to promote traffic safety.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What are things you should NOT do? (Click all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Do not pass a vehicle that has stopped at a crosswalk.

    • B. 

      Do not drive on a sidewalk, except to cross it to enter or exit a driveway or alley.

    • C. 

      Do not drive on the right side of the street

    • D. 

      Do not stop in a crosswalk.

  • 14. 
    What color are the background of warning signs?
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Green

  • 15. 
    At "T" intersections without "STOP" or "YIELD" signs, yield to traffic and pedestrians on the through road.  They have the right-of-way.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    What is a roundabout?
    • A. 

      A roundabout is a oneway street

    • B. 

      A roundabout is an intersection where traffic travels around a central island in a counter-clockwise direction.

    • C. 

      A roundabout is a normal/regular intersection

  • 18. 
    When you approach a roundabout, you should:
    • A. 

      Slow down as you approach the roundabout

    • B. 

      Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists

    • C. 

      Watch for signs and/or pavement markings that guide you or prohibit certain movements

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    When two vehicles meet on a steep road where neither vehicle can pass, which vehicle should yield the right-of-way?
    • A. 

      The vehicle facing downhill must yield the right-of-way

    • B. 

      The vehicle facing uphill must yield the right-of-way

  • 20. 
    What's California's "Basic Speed Law?"
    • A. 

      The law means that you should always drive 10 mph under the speed limit

    • B. 

      The law means that you should never drive over the speed limit

    • C. 

      This law means that you may never drive faster than is safe for current conditions

  • 21. 
    What's the maximum speed limit on most California highways?
    • A. 

      65 mph

    • B. 

      70 mph

    • C. 

      55 mph

  • 22. 
    Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit is ______ on two-lane undivided highways and for vehicles towing trailers.
  • 23. 
    You must drive faster when there is heavy traffic or bad weather.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    You must drive in the right hand lane or in a lane specially marked for slower vehicles if:
    • A. 

      You are towing a vehicle or trailer, or drive a bus or three or more axle truck

    • B. 

      When there are less than 9 passengers in your vehicle

    • C. 

      When you are driving alone in your vehicle

  • 25. 
    When driving within 500 to 1,000 feet of a school while children are outside or crossing the street, the speed limit is _____ unless otherwise posted.
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